CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had a meltdown on Tuesday over the Attorney General assigning a federal prosecutor to look into origins of the Mueller probe.
On Monday, it was announced that AG Bill Barr had assigned U.S. attorney John H. Durham of Connecticut to investigate how it all began as well as to determine if the FBI had done anything “unlawful or inappropriate” in spying on the Trump campaign.
Appearing on Anderson Cooper’s show 360, Toobin ranted about how “chilling” this was.
“So Jeff, this investigation into the investigators, this is what the president has been calling for. So, to say he knows nothing about it or didn’t ask for it, do you buy that?” Cooper started.
Toobin then argued this was an “unnecessary” witch hunt that sends a “chilling message” and “harasses” people who “defy” President Trump’s “wishes:”
“Not only don’t I buy it, think about the chilling message it sends to career non-political people in the FBI, in the Justice Department.What it means is, if you defy the president’s wishes, his political appointees like the Attorney General, they won’t initiate one investigation, they won’t initiate two. Three investigations of you for doing your job. It’s a really chilling message.This is a completely unnecessary investigation by the Connecticut U.S. Attorney. It’s completely duplicative of the inspector general’s investigation. And it’s just a way of harassing people who have done their jobs, but not to the satisfaction of the President of the United States.“
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